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07/07/2013 at 16:35

Hello everyone,

Picked these up yesterday for a £1 each, I think the orange flowered is a verbascum of some sort  but not sure. No idea about the purple ones, but the bees seem to like it

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26895.jpg?width=221&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26896.jpg?width=221&height=350&mode=max

 Thanks for any information

07/07/2013 at 17:13

The purple one looks like a variety of salvia ?sclarea. Orange one, yes, verbascum.

07/07/2013 at 18:24

Thanks Busy Lizzie, are they perennials?Had a quick look about and found conflicting information

07/07/2013 at 18:39

I'm pretty sure Salvias are herbacous perennials, not too show about verbascum but I would say that is too

07/07/2013 at 18:54

Yes. Both are perennials, although Verbascum can be short lived in some gardens.

07/07/2013 at 19:02

Yes agree salvia and verbascum. I have a card somewhere with variety name as mine is identical to yours and I have a blue, white and purple let me know if you need me to dig it out. 

07/07/2013 at 22:51

Thanks very much, will find a suitable spot for them Be good to know the exact type Red, thanks

07/07/2013 at 23:15

Will take a photo of label for you tomorrow.

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